“Florida’s economic turnaround continued in March, with significant growth in private-sector jobs, high job demand, and an increasing employment reflecting renewed confidence among job seekers,” Jesse Panuccio, executive director of the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity, said in a statement. “These positive trends are the result of sound economic policy in Florida.”
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When the two of us were graduated from high school, nobody seemed to be worrying about China or Brazil or India competing with us as an economy or in education.
The state of Florida has a unique opportunity to both lower its risk of hurricane taxes and to make it more likely that the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (Cat Fund) will be able to pay its claims in a timely manner.
It brought in more than 100 business leaders together to promote the early care and education for children. Among the distinguished guests in attendance was Governor Rick Scott who said Children’s Week hits home for him.
Florida welcomes approximately 95 million visitors each year who come to our state to tour our countless miles of beaches, enjoy our natural resources and take part in all Florida has to offer. There is another kind of tourism that is sweeping our state- medical tourism.
Each year, Florida taxpayers are writing a $500 million dollar check to cover unfunded liabilities occurring in Florida’s government pension system. Think about how that $500 million could be better spent.
The Florida Chamber has launched an educational advertisement alerting Florida’s families and small businesses against the costs of frivolous lawsuit abuse by trial and certain personal injury lawyers
On April 7-9, the Florida Chamber will host the 2014 International Days event, during which international leaders from around the globe will gather with lawmakers and thought leaders in order to ensure Florida continues to be a leader in international business.
Florida’s business climate continues to improve thanks to the efforts of job creators like you. Florida’s unemployment rate continues to stay below the national average. Numbers show Florida’s unemployment rate at 6.1 percent and that Florida has added more than 520,000 new private-sector jobs since Governor Scott has been in office.
Representative Lake Ray’s HB 3 seeks to further drive Florida’s competitive economy by seeking to create freight logistics zones- a move that is directly aligned with the recommendations in the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Trade and Logistics Study 2.0 (TL2).